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A WAY OVERDUE UPDATE - NEW DIRECTION FOR WSS

Firstly our sincere apologies for the site being offline for the time it was.  Very shortly after deciding to change the focus of the site I (Michael) suffered some severe burns and other related problems being in an out of the hospital for a while. Anyway Back to Business;   The site is back up again and you will have noticed the changes to the home page which are self-explanatory.  We started as a closed site in 2006 just for the couples we had met and knew which worked great for years.  Later we decided that as everything was already there we would create a number of member groups and open the site up to anyone who wanted to use it.  It was not too long before we quickly grew to a membership of 10,000+ being very top heavy with males just like all the large commercial sites.  As a result, we found ourselves spending more and more time refereeing complaints, squabbles and other problems than we were enjoying the site as a member.  Not only that but the more we did and the more we provided with the cost for everything coming out of our pocket not to mention the hours we put in, the more some complained and expected to be provided to them completely free of any cost. As a result of this, we decided after talking with some of the couples who have been on here for some time that it was time to take the site back to what it was about in the early days.  We started by deleting all member accounts apart from Gold Members who had not been active in any way for a period of time.  We then addressed the problem of the high percentage of males to couples deleting, not all, but many of the male members so that we are no longer a site overrun by males like most of the large commercial sites taking our focus back to being couples and ladies as reflected by our new home page.  We still have some accounts to look at deciding which will go and which will stay with us going from a little over 10,000 to a few hundred members.  This should get us back to what we were, being a group who more or less all know each other and enjoy keeping in touch and getting together where possible for some fun without the hassles so often encountered on larger commercial sites.  We have kept a few of the male accounts who we feel we have a reasonable idea of but the majority are gone. We will also from this point on be strictly limiting the number of male members in relation to the number of couples on the site. New Members;    We now have the site set up much as it used to be with just the one Member Group for everyone.  When someone registers they must first validate their registration and email address which is our first step in weeding out fakes.  Once we have checked the profile if it all looks good we will approve it. Their profile will then be placed into a pending list without being activated. That person or couple will need to contact us and arrange to meet us face to face.  It only need to be a very brief meeting so that we can verify that they are who they claim on their profile.  We will then activate their profile. This should make it impossible for fakes, spammers and trouble makers to make their way onto the site with multiple profiles making WSS a more secure and enjoyable place for all. It will also give every member peace of mind knowing that if they message or contact someone or they are contacted, that the member has been verified and is genuine and who their profile says they are.  We do appreciate that not everyone is able to arrange to meet to get verified due to distance or other reason.  In that case, there are other ways we can verify a prospective New Member which we can discuss when they contact us. NEW MALE MEMBERS;   New Male members registering,  if all looks good when we check your profile and approve it AND you have been VERIFIED depending on our ratio of males to couples your account may be placed onto a waiting list.  Once the ratio of males to couples changes your account will be activated, all of which we can discuss when you contact us to arrange to be verified. With removing the number of profiles that we have we have deleted ALL photos posted in the Gallery.  We did this so that there could be no problems of photos on the site of members who are no longer with us.  PLEASE, re-post your photos as we would like nothing more than to enjoy your photos as we are sure all our members will.  With having just the one member group we have also streamlined the forums reducing the number of Topics to make browsing much simpler and easier.  We have done away with the old Chat Room and using new software added a good simple to use reliable text only chat room with multiple rooms.  We are looking forward to chatting with you all. We hope you all enjoy THE NEW WSS and we look forward to catching up. We would like to apologise to you all again for the site being down for as long as it was but sometimes things that are not planned happen. We are also considering a possible name change.  We have had the domain for some time now, we just have to weigh up whether the hassles of migrating the site are worth it but more about that another time.
 

CHAT ROOM FURTHER UPDATE

FURTHER UPDATE TO NEW CHAT ROOM   **Please Read**  We have been checking the various features of the NEW CHAT ROOM in addition to just chatting using a Windows desktop PC (Win 8.1)– Windows Laptop (Win 10) – iPhone – iPad and Samsung Tablet.  We have chatted both one to one and in the WSS Room with other members including those using an android mobile device and we can find no problem with the way it is all working nor can we find anything that would prevent anyone from using the new chat software from using it to chat.   We have also checked the video/audio function chatting with each other HawkesburyGirl using the laptop and HawkesburyCouple using the desktop and it worked without problem. We have also tried the video when chatting one to one with another site member as well as in the WSS Room and again it worked without problem.  When opening the video chat a separate window will open displaying the video feed. This video feed window can be resized from a very small window that you can place out of the way in a corner of your screen to full page or anything in between (see screenshots video-1 and video-2). On the bottom of the video window you have the options of END VIDEO CALL  - TURN OFF VIDEO – TURN OFF MIC.  When another joins the video call the main part of the video window will show their feed while your own feed will be shown in a small window in the bottom right corner (see screenshot video-3).      We appreciate that most people in general do not readily accept change once they have become accustomed to something being a certain way. We have no option but to move to new software, as previously stated the company who provide our current MEMBERS CHAT ROOM will be PERMANENTLY TURNING OFF THEIR CHAT SERVERS on the 1 May 2017.  To try and ease some of the resentment of moving to new chat software with a whole new look we have set the new chat room up so that it can be used in a variety of ways so hopefully most of you should be comfortable with either one version or another.  Regardless of which version you prefer to use, each has all the same options and functionality.  Within the next 3 to 6 weeks we should also have a WSS Chat app for both Android and IOS mobile devices. The app will enable you to chat directly with other members, share video/audio – etc via your mobile device.  You will also be able to invite others to chat with you via SMS.  We will also have a similar Desktop app for Windows and MAC. As mentioned previously the new chat room has a great many features that we did not have with the Members Chat Room which we hope you will all enjoy once you get used to the new chat software.  Some of the new features available are Video and Voice chats which can be broadcast to all in a room or group or one to one – Everyone will be able to create their own rooms and should they wish restrict access to only those they invite – share files – share screens and more.  The best way to get a feel for the new software is to have a play with it. Apple users wishing to use the video and voice service option of the new chat room, there is no support of webRTC to date for audio/video calls via the internet using the Apple Safari browser.  There is however a work around which you can find on the SITE BLOG.  We have not as yet tried using another browser such as Chrome on an Apple device so have no idea whether that will work or not.  Either way we hope the app is available soon so there will then no longer be a problem for those wishing to use the video option.

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

NEW CHAT ROOM ** Please Read **

NEW CHAT ROOM   We have now decided on the chat room that we feel will work best with our site and have now fully installed and configured the new chat room software. We are well aware that most people in general that once they have become used to and familiar with something do not welcome change or having to get used to something different. As we mentioned in previous posts and announcements on the site, the company whose chat room we previously used will be turning their chat service off on the 1 May 2017 so we needed to find something to replace it. The previous chat room was hosted with us paying a monthly fee to use it while with the new chat room we purchased and own the software.   The new chat room has a great many more features than the basic text only chat room we previously used.  It is integrated into the site and references the sites database which means that once you have signed into WSS there is no secondary sign in needed for the chat room and your Display name as it appears on WSS will be displayed in the chat room.  There may still be one or two minor things we need to configure a bit differently but overall as far as we can see it is all working very well.   We will list just some of the main features here but we are sure you will discover the others as you use the new software,   CONTACTS – Displays a list of everyone signed into chat. Click on which ever user you want to chat one on one with.  Apart from just one on one you can also invite others for a private group chat.   GROUPS – Displays a list of both permanent and user created rooms.  Click on the room or GROUP you wish to join.  You can have as many rooms open simultaneously as you wish.   CHAT – Chat privately one on one by clicking on the CONTACTS tab and clicking on who you want to chat with or click on GROUPS tab then click on the room or group you want to chat in such as the Site Room which is the main room for the site. To see who is in any of the GROUP ROOMS click on the room to open it then click on the arrow “>”to the right of the room name. You will see a number of options listed one of which is “VIEW USERS”.   CREATE YOU OWN ROOM – Everyone can now create their own rooms which they can set to PUBLIC where anyone can join the room and chat or INVITATION ONLY where only those you invite can join for private group chats or share video streams or files.   VIDEO & VOICE – Has the option for voice and video whether one on one or to broadcast to all in any of the rooms.   STICKERS – The new chat room now also has stickers that you can use in addition to smileys.   SHARE FILES – You can send files directly to other members.   SHARE YOUR SCREEN – You can now share your screen with other members.                                              LIVE SUPPORT – We have added a Live Support room so that anytime we are online as an option to messaging, anytime we are online you can talk to us in real time about your problem.  Should you have any problems at all anyone can always call us at any reasonable time on 0488 765 531   There are other features but we are sure you will work them out without too much trouble as you become familiar with the new chat software.   We hope you all enjoy the new chat room and the features it has.  Once you become familiar with it we are sure you will find it a big improvement over the previous more basic text only chat room.            

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

** CHAT ROOM - All Please Read **

The company with who we have our MEMBERS CHAT ROOM will be discontinuing their Chat Rooms on the 1 May 2017.  Between now and the 1 May we will be looking at various alternatives. We will be considering what each will cost and for the cost what each has to offer and how well it will integrate with the forums software we use.  Whichever one we choose we will also be making sure that it can be configured to work with our database to link with the user accounts so that no secondary sign in is required for the chat room.  To this end we may need to turn our present chat room off from time to time but it should not be for any longer than a day if we do while we check out new chat software. If we do turn the current chat room off for a day from time to time we will post a notification so that everyone is aware.  Keep in mind that at any time the Members Chat room is turned off there is always the LOBBY that everyone can use.    We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause but it is better than getting to 1 May and having nothing to replace the present chat room with.  Due to the cost of purchasing new chat software we have discontinued the Lobby live video and voice streaming.  As we fund everything out of our own pocket and with the purchase of new chat software we will not be renewing our ParaChat service (The Lobby) when it expires in January 2018 but it will continue as it always has until the contract expiration date in 12 month’s time.  

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

SITE AND MEMBER PROFILE UPGRADES.

We have recently installed a couple of software updates.  You won’t see much of a change in the way the site appears but there were a number of security updates and other updates which will make the site operate a little more smoothly and hopefully a little quicker.  There were also a few user features added as well such as the Leader board -  Popular Contributors - Popular Now.  After having a look at the member profiles we also decided to make a few changes there as well.  We have added some additional fields which we hope will give you a better insight into person or couple you are looking at and what it is they are looking for.  We have made the additional fields below compulsory when registering with the prompt that if you would prefer not to say to just enter “PLEASE ASK ME”.    The fields we have added to the Member Profiles are:-           Turn Ons           Turn Offs                Wildest Fantasy           Favourite Position(s)           Favourite Place(s) For Sex Turn Ons and Turn Offs appear on the side bar while Wildest Fantasy, Favourite Position(s) and Favourite Places For Sex appear in the tabbed area of your profile where the About Me – Albums – Blog Tabs are. We many change it around a little later on depending on how it goes.   We have completed these fields for our profile if you would like to see how they appear. View HawkesburyCouple’s Profile.   CAN YOU ALL PLEASE SIGN INTO YOUR PROFILE AND UPDATE IT AS NECESSARY even if only to put “PLEASE ASK ME” in each field. We are very much looking forward to reading what each of you add to your profile and once again we would both like to WISH EACH ONE OF YOU AND YOURS A VERY MERRY AND SAFE CHRISTMAS and thank you for your support over the past year.             Our Kindest Regards Michael and Debbie  

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

INVALID EMAIL ADDRESSES - NON ACTIVE MEMBERS

CAN YOU ALL PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR PROFILE HAS A VALID AND CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS   We are in the process of working our way through the entire member database checking email addresses to ensure that all email addresses are current, valid and working, IE: not out of date, no longer valid or FAKE. We hope to have this completed within the next couple of weeks. Anyone whose email address BOUNCES - IS UNDELIVERABLE - UNKNOWN will be moved to the STANDARD MEMBER Group so CAN YOU ALL PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR PROFILE HAS A VALID AND CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS.  This check of email addresses will not be a one time thing either.  We will be periodically checking and moving those who email addresses for any reason bounce will be moved to the STANDARD MEMBERS Group.     Apart from going a long way to keeping FAKES and SPAMMERS from the site what it will do for is that if you have Email Notifications ENABLED in your profile settings, anytime another members posts to your profile or you are sent a Private Message or get a reply to a Private Message you will be sure of receiving the email notification. We also plan to re-commence bulk emailing a monthly Newsletter with reminders of upcoming WSS Events. If you have OPTED-IN by having this option turned on in your Profile Settings as with the notifications it will ensure that the email reaches its destination. Should you NOT WISH to receive any notifications or bulk emails from us you can OPT-OUT at any time by turning off the various options in your profile settings.   NON ACTIVE MEMBERS.   We have been and will continue to check for NO ACTIVE MEMBERS, being those who have not SIGNED IN for 2 years or more. We have created a new member group called STANDARD MEMBERS. The Standard Member group as far as privileges and access goes is similar to the Bronze Member group but with restrictions on the number of posts/comments and PM's that can be sent in a 24hr period.  In addition to Non Active members anyone who we find has an email addresses that bounces when check will also be placed into this group.   SHOULD YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE STANDARD MEMBERS group and would like to be upgraded back to BRONZE or the group they were previously in, once you have updated the email address in your profile settings or have again become an active member, if you contact us via the CONTACT US link or PM Admin, in the case of a member again becoming active on the site we will upgrade you or in the case of an invalid email address,  after checking that your email address is not bouncing you will also be upgraded.   

Admin

Admin

 

BRONZE MEMBER PERMISSION SETTINGS

BRONZE MEMBERS   We were just this afternoon alerted to a problem by a Bronze Member of not being able to view various posts in the Forums.   Last night we applied a security and version upgrade to the Forum Software.  For some reason following the upgrade not all the permissions were correctly re-set.  This problem only occurred within the Bronze Member group with none of the other groups being affected.  If you are a BRONZE MEMBER and experienced a similar problem during the day today that is the reason why.   We have re-set the permissions for the BRONZE member group so this problem should now be fixed.  We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused any of you.

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

CHAT ROOM FURTHER UPDATE **Please Read**

FURTHER UPDATE TO NEW CHAT ROOM   **Please Read**  We have been checking the various features of the NEW CHAT ROOM in addition to just chatting using a Windows desktop PC (Win 8.1)– Windows Laptop (Win 10) – iPhone – iPad and Samsung Tablet.  We have chatted both one to one and in the WSS Room with other members including those using an android mobile device and we can find no problem with the way it is all working nor can we find anything that would prevent anyone from using the new chat software from using it to chat.   We have also checked the video/audio function chatting with each other HawkesburyGirl using the laptop and HawkesburyCouple using the desktop and it worked without problem. We have also tried the video when chatting one to one with another site member as well as in the WSS Room and again it worked without problem.  When opening the video chat a separate window will open displaying the video feed. This video feed window can be resized from a very small window that you can place out of the way in a corner of your screen to full page or anything in between (see screenshots video-1 and video-2). On the bottom of the video window you have the options of END VIDEO CALL  - TURN OFF VIDEO – TURN OFF MIC.  When another joins the video call the main part of the video window will show their feed while your own feed will be shown in a small window in the bottom right corner (see screenshot video-3).      We appreciate that most people in general do not readily accept change once they have become accustomed to something being a certain way. We have no option but to move to new software, as previously stated the company who provide our current MEMBERS CHAT ROOM will be PERMANENTLY TURNING OFF THEIR CHAT SERVERS on the 1 May 2017.  To try and ease some of the resentment of moving to new chat software with a whole new look we have set the new chat room up so that it can be used in a variety of ways so hopefully most of you should be comfortable with either one version or another.  Regardless of which version you prefer to use, each has all the same options and functionality.  Within the next 3 to 6 weeks we should also have a WSS Chat app for both Android and IOS mobile devices. The app will enable you to chat directly with other members, share video/audio – etc via your mobile device.  You will also be able to invite others to chat with you via SMS.  We will also have a similar Desktop app for Windows and MAC. As mentioned previously the new chat room has a great many features that we did not have with the Members Chat Room which we hope you will all enjoy once you get used to the new chat software.  Some of the new features available are Video and Voice chats which can be broadcast to all in a room or group or one to one – Everyone will be able to create their own rooms and should they wish restrict access to only those they invite – share files – share screens and more.  The best way to get a feel for the new software is to have a play with it. Apple users wishing to use the video and voice service option of the new chat room, there is no support of webRTC to date for audio/video calls via the internet using the Apple Safari browser.  There is however a work around which you can find on the SITE BLOG.  We have not as yet tried using another browser such as Chrome on an Apple device so have no idea whether that will work or not.  Either way we hope the app is available soon so there will then no longer be a problem for those wishing to use the video option.

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

CHAT ROOM FURTHER UPDATE

FURTHER UPDATE TO NEW CHAT ROOM   **Please Read**  We have been checking the various features of the NEW CHAT ROOM in addition to just chatting using a Windows desktop PC (Win 8.1)– Windows Laptop (Win 10) – iPhone – iPad and Samsung Tablet.  We have chatted both one to one and in the WSS Room with other members including those using an android mobile device and we can find no problem with the way it is all working nor can we find anything that would prevent anyone from using the new chat software from using it to chat.   We have also checked the video/audio function chatting with each other HawkesburyGirl using the laptop and HawkesburyCouple using the desktop and it worked without problem. We have also tried the video when chatting one to one with another site member as well as in the WSS Room and again it worked without problem.  When opening the video chat a separate window will open displaying the video feed. This video feed window can be resized from a very small window that you can place out of the way in a corner of your screen to full page or anything in between (see screenshots video-1 and video-2). On the bottom of the video window you have the options of END VIDEO CALL  - TURN OFF VIDEO – TURN OFF MIC.  When another joins the video call the main part of the video window will show their feed while your own feed will be shown in a small window in the bottom right corner (see screenshot video-3).      We appreciate that most people in general do not readily accept change once they have become accustomed to something being a certain way. We have no option but to move to new software, as previously stated the company who provide our current MEMBERS CHAT ROOM will be PERMANENTLY TURNING OFF THEIR CHAT SERVERS on the 1 May 2017.  To try and ease some of the resentment of moving to new chat software with a whole new look we have set the new chat room up so that it can be used in a variety of ways so hopefully most of you should be comfortable with either one version or another.  Regardless of which version you prefer to use, each has all the same options and functionality.  Within the next 3 to 6 weeks we should also have a WSS Chat app for both Android and IOS mobile devices. The app will enable you to chat directly with other members, share video/audio – etc via your mobile device.  You will also be able to invite others to chat with you via SMS.  We will also have a similar Desktop app for Windows and MAC. As mentioned previously the new chat room has a great many features that we did not have with the Members Chat Room which we hope you will all enjoy once you get used to the new chat software.  Some of the new features available are Video and Voice chats which can be broadcast to all in a room or group or one to one – Everyone will be able to create their own rooms and should they wish restrict access to only those they invite – share files – share screens and more.  The best way to get a feel for the new software is to have a play with it. Apple users wishing to use the video and voice service option of the new chat room, there is no support of webRTC to date for audio/video calls via the internet using the Apple Safari browser.  There is however a work around which you can find on the SITE BLOG.  We have not as yet tried using another browser such as Chrome on an Apple device so have no idea whether that will work or not.  Either way we hope the app is available soon so there will then no longer be a problem for those wishing to use the video option.

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

CHAT ROOM UPDATE *Please Read*

While we work at sorting out some issues with the new chat room we have re-installed the previous chat room we had, MEMBERS CHAT which is one of the chat options that can be found under the CHAT TAB.  Please also keep in mind that there is also the LOBBY CHAT ROOM that can also always be used.    APPLE USERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE Those apple users wishing to use the video and voice service option of the new chat room,  there is no support of webRTC to date for audio/video calls via the internet using the Apple Safari browser. This problem can be remedied by using the temasys plugin. PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE. https://confluence.temasys.com.sg/display/TWPP/WebRTC+Plugins    The old MEMBERS CHAT is only back on the site temporarily while we get the new chat room sorted and can not be put back on indefinitely. The company who provide this chat service will be discontinuing their chat service permanently on 1 May 2017 and concentrating their efforts on other services they provide. Between now and when they turn off their chat service on 1/5/17 while the chat server will continue to operate they will not be putting in the time to maintain it as they have previously.  

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

2017 MEET and GREETS

Our social Meet and Greets are the ideal way for everyone to meet other WSS Members in a social zero pressure environment. If there is someone whose profile you like who you would like to meet, why not suggest to them to come along to the next meet where you can both chat and get some idea of each other.   We can all appreciate that people can differ from the opinion we get from their profile so should that be the unfortunate situation there will be others there to talk to and at the VERY LEAST it will be an enjoyable night out which has the real likelihood of leading to much more. Also worth considering particularly for the ladies, is that it is a safe and secure way to meet people being a public place with other people about. In the case of any of the meets we host, if you have any reason at all to feel uncomfortable we will never be far away.  We will soon be posting next year’s Meet & Greets and looking forward to meeting and catching up with as many of you as can make it along during the course of 2017.   We are looking at making some changes for the coming the year.  One of the changes we are considering is rather than all the Meet and Greets being Saturday evenings to have a Saturday lunch meet every other month with each of the lunch meets being followed that evening with a Play Meet.  With getting back into the warmer weather we have also been talking about getting back to a Sunday BYO BBQ some of which could be at the Ski Park we frequent at Lower Portland on the Hawkesbury near Windsor (See some of our camping photos).  We would probably do these on the same weekend we would normally have the lunch meets with the Play Meets being on a separate weekend. ANYONE is most welcome and ENCOURAGED to use the site to organise any kind of meet they wish. Whether for a particular age group - singles only – couples only, something purely social or something of a more adult nature it is all good. The ONLY thing we would ask is not to organise your meet for the same day plus same or neighbouring suburb resulting in the meets competing with each other.  Same day but some distance away is fine.

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

PLAY MEETS - Update

To keep everyone who is interested up to date with what is happening in regard to the PLAY MEETS.  Starting next year, which is not far off, we will definitely be going ahead with the play meets that we mention in various posts about the site and posting them on the Calendar.  With the exception of the meets which will be a Sunday BBQ, the play meets will be the same evening as the Saturday lunch meets.  We will have them either at the Novotel at Rooty Hill where we will book one of the larger double queen rooms or at Vineyard. Depending on numbers we will book either a Deluxe Cabin or one of the larger Spa Villas.  The Vineyard Hotel is just down the road for the meet and greet earlier and has an excellent Bistro.  If we go to the Novotel, we can have the lunch time meet and greet at the RSL which adjoins the Novotel where we have had many meet and greets and has a fantastic bistro as well as other fast food outlets.   The number of additional males invited will be determined by the number of couples and ladies attending with 1 additional male per couple or female. We will select which males are invited from the list of those who have expressed their interest via the posts and polls already posted.   COST We will not make anything from these meets.  With the exception of our share we only wish to cover our out of pocket expenses so have considered various options from the additional males sharing the cost of the room/cabin between them to everyone, couples and singles sharing the cost.  As these kinds of meets are a very different thing for couples as they are for the males we have decided upon FEMALES = $0.oo – COUPLES = $30.oo – MALES = $60.oo.  Using these prices whether it is a smaller group with us booking one of the smaller cheaper cabins or a larger group with us booking one of the larger more expensive cabins the contribution will almost exactly cover the cost of the venue.

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

SITE WIDE SOFTWARE UPGRADE

We have just recently completed a major  upgrade of the software we use.  The site will not look any different with most of the upgrades and changes making the site operate more efficiently. Below are just some of the changes that will have an effect on the public side of the site.  Key Changes In addition to many small bug fixes, this software release includes: Large number of bugs fixed in focus areas: Commerce, Pages databases, and more. Performance improvements in: profile view, sitemap generator, posting replies, and Activity Streams When a member changes their email or password they now get an email confirmation If group promotion based on date is enable the system will now auto-promote even if a member does not login There is now a setting to change the number of topics per page in the forum view You can now press ctrl/cmd+enter in any editor window to submit the reply In Commerce ticket view there are keyboard shortcuts to perform common actions (such as press 'r' to open reply box or 'n' for note) There is now logic to prevent double-posting when the initial post encounters an error on submit Moderators can now remove all followers from an item Announcements can now be restricted by member group The editor will now show a message if a link that can be embedded (image, video, etc.) failed to embed for some reason. When a member is banned/suspended the system now shows a more friendly page with information on their ban. Previously it showed a permission denied page. Redesigned ticket listing in Commerce New My History view in Commerce Security Questions for account security

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

POLL FOR THE LADIES & COUPLES

THIS POLL IS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE COUPLES and LADIES ON THE SITE   COUPLES & LADIES Can you please use the POLL to let us know whether or not you would be keen to come to WSS Play Meets.  Please also feel free to post any comments or suggestions you may have below.   We have had a poll up to get an idea of how many and who would be interested in us organising WSS Play Nights that would be open to ALL WSS MEMBERS.   As expected we have had a very strong positive response mainly from the MALE Members but Before we go ahead and start spending money and booking venues we would like an indication of how many couples and ladies would be keen for these Play Nights.   For more information regarding the nights themselves and contributing towards the cost of the night, if you have not already seen it we have posted a BLOG POST.   Depending upon the response we get from the COUPLES and LADIES on the site we will set dates, book a venue and make it happen.  

Admin

Admin

 

ALL WELCOME PLAY MEETS

WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF A PLAY MEET? OPEN TO COUPLES & SINGLES - Male & Female We have been talking about organising WSS Play Meets in addition to the Couples Play night that we have each month. Before we go ahead and start setting dates and booking a venue we would like some feedback from those who would be interested.  What we are looking at doing is booking a venue with the cost of the venue being shared by those involved. We are looking at covering costs only and making these nights a FUN night for all.  Any WSS site member will be welcome to attend, couple or single, male or female.  What we have discussed as numbers will be limited, is that first preference will go to couples and females.  Then from the list of males who have replied, we will invite 1 male per couple or single female so that we do not end up with a situation of a room full of males with just a few couples or ladies.  THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE MAIN RULE - NO means NO – No argument. There will NEVER be any obligation for ANYONE to play with anyone else. Just because you are there does NOT automatically mean that anyone else who is there is required to play with you.  In other words you DO NOT just start touching or doing whatever with someone unless it has been made clear to you that they wish to play with you.  If you want to play with a particular person but not another, that is fine and NO will ALWAYS be politely accepted.  ANYONE not abiding by this will be asked to leave and may also find themselves permanently banned from the site.  Pushy or overbearing people will not be tolerated.   COVERING COSTS ALL your opinions in regard to how the cost of the room or cabin should be divided.   OPTION -1 Each member pays an equal share which means the share per couple will be the same as that of singles as the share will be per member. The cost per member should be $30.oo or less.   OPTION -2 Same as option -1 where the cost is shared by member and not the number of persons resulting in couples and singles each paying the same share only with the exception that all LADIES are FREE.   OPTION -3 As single males are there for themselves only and not bringing a partner to the event and if it were not for the couples and ladies attending they would only have each other to play with, so the cost of the venue be shared equally by the single males attending.  The cost in this case should be no more than $50.oo and probably less.  So that we do not end up out of pocket by having to cover the share of people who say they will be attending and then don't show up we will be asking for those attending to pay their share of the cost prior to the night.  Once each person or couple has confirmed they will be attending we will send each an online invoice for their share of the cost of the cabin or room.  A secure online payment will be able to be made in a variety of ways via Credit or Debit Card  - PayPal or credit or debit card via PayPal as a PayPal guest (no need to be a member of PayPal) or Direct Deposit.   The address, cabin or room number and further details will then be provided to you once payment has been completed.   WHAT DO  YOU THINK?? & WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED??  

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

WEBCAM CHAT ROOM – Yes or No.

We are always looking at ways we can improve and make the site more entertaining and FUN for everyone.  One of the things we have been considering adding a Web Cam chat room to the site.  The Webcam room will be in addition to the current Members Chat room and The Lobby. We would upgrade our level of service for The Lobby so that the Lobby would become our Webcam room.  We will then set up a separate room like the Lobby that guests are welcome to use so that should you ever want to chat with someone who is not a WSS member and you are not yet comfortable giving them your email or skype details you will have a place you can chat by giving them the link to the Guest Chat Room.  Before we go ahead with the expense of setting up and then maintaining a Webcam room we would like to get some idea of how much it is likely to be used.  It we have a good indication that it will get plenty of use we will happily go ahead with it, however if it is likely to get little use with the majority preferring not to use a webcam room we don’t see much point it spending the money to set it up.  So YES or NO.  Would you like to see a webcam room added to WSS and if so would you use it?  

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

Couples Play Meet Dates Posted On The Calendar

COUPLES PLAY GROUP DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY DATES YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT FORWARD FOR FUTURE PLAY MEETS?   We have posted dates on the Calendar for play meets for the rest of the year giving everyone plenty of time to plan ahead.  The dates we have posted are NOT set in cement. They are proposed dates ONLY that we picked randomly from the Calendar.  Please have a look at the future dates and if you find that any of the dates are inconvenient for any reason and you would prefer to see any of the play meets planned for another date PLEASE GET IN TOUCH and let us know as it is all too easy to move dates around.  PLEASE also keep in mind if any of you would like to have a get together for any particular occasion such as a Birthday or anything else please also don’t be shy to get in touch.  If anyone would at any time like to host a get together rather than coming to McGraths Hill, please get in touch. We are both very much looking forward to catching up with you all and enjoying your company as well as having lots of FUN.

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

PLEASE CHECK AND UPDATE YOUR PROFILE

CAN WE ASK YOU ALL TO PLEASE CHECK AND UPDATE YOUR MEMBER PROFILE We do appreciate that this is a nuisance and apologise and we appreciate the way many of you feel about change but this is only a very minor change which we hope will improve the MEMBER PROFILES and will only take a minute of your time.  In the GENERAL INFORMATION area of the Member Profiles under STATUS we have changed the available selections.  If your STATUS was previously “Don’t Have A Partner” or “Here Without My Partner” you will find that it is likely if you are Male that your profile could indicate that you are female and Visa Versa so we ask that you check and update your profile at the earliest opportunity.  Those whose Status is “Married Couple” – “Attached Couple” – “Playmates Couple” will NOT be affected.  Those whose Status was either “Don’t Have A Partner” or “Here Without My Partner” are the ones who will be affected and will need to update their Status.  Both these options have been removed and replaced with “Female (Single)” – “Female (Without My Partner)” - “Male (Single)” – “Male (Without My Partner)”.  This will do a couple of things which we hope will be an improvement.  Firstly, when browsing the Forums – Blogs etc where the brief details of the poster are displayed, it will be immediately apparent whether the poster is a Couple, Female, or Male.   Another thing it will do is help when searching for Couples, Females or Males.  If you are unsure how to update your Member Profile, it is very simple and will only take a minute of your time.  Up on the top right where you see your USER ID displayed, Click on your USER ID.  From the drop down box select PROFILE. When your Member Profile opens, up on the top right click on EDIT PROFILE.  Make the necessary adjustments to your profile making sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and on the bottom right of the page click on SAVE.  If you leave the page without saving any changes you have made will be lost and you will need to do it again.  If you are still unsure or uncertain about editing your Member Profile if you submit a SUPPORT TICKET and in the ticket let us know what you want changed and what you want it changed to we are more than happy to do it for you.  

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

Site Overhaul and Software Upgrade

An update on what we have been doing with the site of late. Firstly our apologies for any inconvenience with the site being down for a short time and various parts of the site such as the Gallery going on and off the last couple of days.  We have carried out a major software upgrade and at the same time overhauled many parts of the site giving it what we feel is a fresh new look changing many of the old features and tools, taking out some while adding new features which we hope you will all enjoy.  The first thing you would all notice is the new site navigation menu bar which should simplify using some of the sites new features such as the ACTIVITY STREAMS.   The new SITE SUPPORT system can now be accessed directly from the sites main menu bar, so if you are experiencing ANY kind of a problem whether it be something not working as it should or problems with another member, all you have to do is click on the SUPPORT tab.  A support ticket which is numbered which you can track so that you can keep up to date with our progress will be generated and remain on the system until closed.  The MEMBER PROFILES now also have a whole new look and are now presented in a very different way.  While we have taken away the option of a background image you can now elect to use a cover image on your profile similar in a way to Facebook.  By default your activity stream is now shown on your profile with all your profile details being displayed down the left hand side of the page.  If you would like to see how the cover image works and appears we have set a cover image for our profile, HawkesburyCouple. We have also added a couple of new forums.  One is a QUESTION and ANSWER Forum that anyone can use to ask other members any kind of question they wish.  It might be a question about SWINGING, BDSM or any of the Fetish’s or any ADULT or NON-ADULT related matter. Other members can give their ANSWERS to your question and you can then determine which answer best answers your question. Answers can also be rated by other Members and the highest rated answers are shown first.  The other is a similar Question Answer Forum in the SITE FORUMS area that members can use if they are unsure of something or would like to ask a question about how to use any of the site features or tools.  We hope you all enjoy the new features the site now has.  If you have a problem with anything please don’t hesitate to submit a support ticket or if you would like to know more about how to use one of the new features please don’t hesitate to post your question in the new Site Forums Topic.  If you are unsure of how a particular thing works or how to use it then we are sure there would also be others who would appreciate the question being asked and seeing the reply.    

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MEMBERS CHAT ROOM

We appologise for any inconvenience that the recent problem with the members chat room is causing anyone. We initially thought the problem may have been a temporary intermittent problem with the server where the chat room is hosted which is why you can sometimes get in and other times not or when you can not get in if you refresh the page a few times you end up getting in.

It has turned out that the problem is not with the chat server but with our web host. The problem is that the the firewall on our host server for whatever reason s intermittently blocking outgoing connections to 3rd party servers. As WSS itself is hosted on a server here in Sydney the chat server is in the USA so with the members chat being integrated into the site the way it is when assessing chat the site is using our host server to remotely connect to another server (very different thing to simply connecting to another website). While the server that the LOBBY CHAT ROOM is hosted on is also in the USA it is not trying connect through our host server but is connecting directly via a URL (same as clicking on a link to go to another site) it is unaffected by this problem. We have called and spoken to the Techs at Netregistry which is where the site is hosted. They have passed it up to the level 2 techs so we hope to have the problem sorted soon.

Again our appologies for any inconvenience. THE LOBBY chat room is working fine so in the mean time please feel free to use that. The Lobby while not integrated into the site the way the members chat room is, has many more features one of which is being able to create your own private room which you can password protect only giving out the password to those you wish.

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

CHANGES MADE TO MEMBER PROFILE OPTIONS - PLEASE CHECK YOUR PROFILE

CAN EVERYONE PLEASE CHECK AND AMEND THEIR MEMBER PROFILE AS NECESSARY.

We have made a couple of minor changes to the selection of available to a couple of the MEMBER PROFILE FIELDS which we hope will help when others are browsing your profile. These changes may affect some of you in regard to how your profile is presented to other site members. So that both YOU and your INTERESTS are correctly portrayed to others can you all please check your member profile updating or amending it as necessary.

We apologise for any inconvenience this minor change may have caused any of you.

Admin

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NEW FEATURES ADDED TO WSS

NEW FEATURES ADDED TO WSS

We are always looking to improving the site and adding new features where we can so to that end we recently purchased a new software package. The software package is NEXUS which is by the same people who designed and continue to develop the software we have used since 2006. The new package adds many new features to the site, not only to the front end or public side of the site but also to the back end or admin side. The new module seamlessly integrates with the other modules we use such as the Gallery, Downloads, Blogs and Members Chat so that it all becomes part of just the one piece of software.

The new software package, apart from the new features that everyone will be able to see such as the shopping cart, promotions feature and Site Support it also has a number of other features which makes easier and simplifies many of the tasks that we perform on a regular basis in the non-public Admin area of the site. On the public side one of the main features of the new software which will be of an immediate benefit to the entire WSS community is the support feature which everyone can easily access from their Member Profile Settings area. This new support feature will simplify contacting us with any problem or questions that anyone has and they will be able to see the status of their support ticket at any time.

As we have only just purchased the new software module and at the moment playing with all the various features and settings so that I can get familiar with it and learn what we can do with it some of the features or modules may go on and off at times or change. We may even decide to turn some parts of the new module off permanently. Until we get it sorted and set up the way we feel is best for WSS we ask you all to be patient with us.

BEFORE THE RUMOURS START
One of the things the new software does is enable the site to be set up as either a commercial site where its members are required to purchase membership subscriptions or as an online store with a very comprehensive shopping cart along with an impressive set of merchant tools and features.

Some have probably already noticed the shopping cart and billing sections in the new CLIENT AREA in their Member Profile Settings, so before any of you start second guessing us and before the rumours start ,,, Western Sydney Swingers HAS NEVER BEEN AND WILL NEVER BE A COMMERCIAL SITE where our members are required to purchase paid subscriptions. Just to make it clear to everyone, WSS IS NOT BECOMING A COMMERCIAL SITE AND THERE ARE NO FUTURE PLANS FOR IT TO BE A COMMERCIAL SITE. IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE A FREE SITE. ..

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COUPLES & LADIES PLAY NIGHTS

ARE YOU A COUPLE OR FEMALE INTERESTED IN PLAYING IN A SMALL INTIMATE GROUP

We would very much like to hear from COUPLES and LADIES who would like to get together on a regular or semi-regular basis to play in a small friendly and intimate group arrangement together with other COUPLES and LADIES in the same room. If you would like to be included in the COUPLES PLAY GROUP and be included on the invitation list for coming COUPLES NIGHTS Send Us a Personal Message with your mobile number and current email address and if you don't have any photos posted in the member albums or elsewhere on the site that clearly show the both of you with your faces, then you will need to send a photo(s) clothed or not of you both either to our email or to our Inbox here on the site. Once we have a had the opportunity to get an idea of you both we will happily add you to the group and we would like nothing better than to see you both at the PLAY MEETS.   We do not just automatically add anyone who asks to the group unless we first have some idea of them and who they are.  We prefer to meet with the both of you over a coffee for a chat even if just briefly or you could always come to any of the Meet and Greets where we could have a chat so that we can be assured that you are in fact a genuine couple.  You can also call us at anytime for a chat on 0488 765 531   We have posted all the COUPLES PLAY MEETS on the Calendar. If you would like to come along to any of the posted play meets and you are a COUPLE or LADY and not yet a member of the PLAY GROUP all you have to do is MESSAGE US. If you are interested in these meets but the dates we have posted are unsuitable PLEASE get in touch and let us know what dates would be good for you and we will either change the date of a particular meet or arrange something that works for you. Similarly if you would like to organise a SPECIAL EVENT such as a special Birthday present or some other event that is not a problem either, all you need to do is get in touch with us.   MALES At the present time we DO NOT include single males.   We are however happy to have single males message us to express their interest in being included in the this group.  If you are someone we don't know or have any idea of, the once we have meet you had the opportunity to get some idea of you we will add you to list of males we can call should the couples concerned at the time want to include an extra male or 2. This will only apply to limited number of select males who as we said we have a reasonable idea of, so if you are interested and can appreciated what it is we are looking for in an extra male or 2 to be included, don't be shy to get in touch.  

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

COUPLES and LADIES PLAY GROUP

WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY COUPLES AND LADIES INTERESTED IN PLAYING TOGETHER AS PART OF A SMALL GROUP. We would very much like to hear from COUPLES and LADIES who would like to get together on a regular or semi-regular basis to play as a small group. If you would like to be included in this group or even if you would just like to know more please send a Personal Message to HawkesburyCouple. There are a number of couples and a couple of ladies who are already part of this PLAY GROUP and now that we have our own WSS PLAY VENUE that we can use pretty much anytime we want and at no cost to anyone we are planning a play meet every ;month and have posted them on the Calendar. If you would like to come along to one of the play meets but the dates we have posted are unsuitable PLEASE get in touch and let us know what dates would be good for you and we will either change the date of a particular meet or arrange something that works for you. Similarly if you would like to organise a SPECIAL EVENT that is not a problem either. Apart from the Play Meets above if ANYONE would like to arrange a meet using this venue please get in touch by Pesonal Message. Click Here To Send Us a Personal Message.        

HawkesburyCouple

HawkesburyCouple

 

WSS Meets for 2015 - Both Social and Play Meets

WSS 2015 MEETS Both Social and Play Meets With us now having our own venue for PLAY MEETS we have revised all of the Meet and Greets for the rest of the year. We will now be having a COUPLES and LADIES Play Meet EVERY MONTH in addition to a social meet and greet every month. In addition to the Play Meets we will also be having a SOCIAL MEET & GREET EVERY MONTH. We will be having the Drinks Night Meet and Greets as we always have but instead of the Sunday Lunch Meets on the alternate months we thought we try a similar thing only making them a little earlier at 10:30AM on the Sunday. That those who want can call in for a coffee and a chat or a few drinks and a chat and those who wish can also enjoy lunch at the venue a little later on before calling it quits. Every second month will be a Drinks Night Meet and Greet with every alternate month being a Sunday Morning Meet and Greet. We are also trying a couple new venues being the Grey Gums Hotel at Penrith and the Vineyard Hotel at Vineyard. 2015 MEETS APRIL 2015 11 April - Couples and Ladies Play Meet 18 April - Drinks Night Meet and Greet - Richmond MAY 2015 3 May - Sunday Meet and Greet - Penrith 16 May - Couples and Ladies Play Meet JUNE 2015 13 June - Drinks Night Meet and Greet - Rooty Hill 27 June - Couples and Ladies Play Meet JULY 2015 12 July - Sunday Meet and Greet - Vineyard 25 July - Couples and Ladies Play Meet AUGUST 2015 8 August - Drinks Night Meet and Greet - Rooty Hill 22 August - Couples and Ladies Play Meet SEPTEMBER 2015 6 September - Sunday Meet and Greet - Richmond 19 September - Couples and Ladies Play Meet OCTOBER 2015 3 October - Drinks Night Meet and Greet - Blacktown 17 October - Couples and Ladies Play Meet NOVEMBER 2015 8 November - Sunday Meet and Greet Penrith 21 November - Couples and Ladies Play Meet DECEMBER 12 December - Couples and Ladies Play Meet Social Meet / WSS Christmas Meet to be announced.

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HawkesburyCouple

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